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Sparkling Clean Water Parks: Keeping Germs at Bay

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

IAAPA Members only

Now more than ever, cleaning procedures have taken center stage. Join our panel of water park experts to hear their new cleaning protocols and how they implemented reopening plans.

Discussions topics include:

  • Cleaning versus Disinfection
  • Checklists and Scheduling
  • Kill Times Explained: To Rinse or Not Rinse?
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Considerations
  • Training Staff and Explaining Efforts to Guests

A question and answer session will follow the webinar.


Bridgette Bywater

Bridgette Bywater

Corporate Director Operations, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Bridgette started as a seasonal associate for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in 1992 at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO. Since then, she has worked in numerous roles across departments including Ride Operations, Park Services, Admissions, Aquatics, Accommodations, Live Entertainment, Safety, Security, and Human Resources. Bridgett currently oversees and coordinates operations efforts across the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, including strategic planning, new attraction planning and development, best practices, and standardization. She is an active member of the IAAPA Water Park Committee.

Scott Carothers

Scott Carothers

General Manager, Wild Island

Scott Carothers has worked at Wild Island Family Adventure Park, located at the base of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras in Sparks, Nevada for the past 27 years. He has held many different positions at the park and currently is the General Manager. Scott has been actively involved in the industry serving on the IAAPA waterpark committee from 1999 – 2006, and has had the privilege of speaking at other conventions and seminars. He is an associate of Ellis & Associates and has been the Co-Director and part of faculty at the International Aquatic Safety School in the past.

Franceen Gonzales, ICAE

Franceen Gonzales, ICAE

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Whitewater West Industries Ltd.

Franceen Gonzales has outstanding credentials as a park operator and held top management positions at Golfland Entertainment Centers Inc., Waterworld Safari in Phoenix, Arizona, and Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld in Texas. She was previously Vice President, Risk Management and Waterparks, for Great Wolf Resorts where she was responsible for safety and risk management as well as water park operations and maintenance for the company’s 12 water park resorts in North America.

Today, Franceen serves as the EVP of Business Development for WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., helping clients all over the world develop safe water parks that incorporate smooth operations and innovative high-quality products. She currently leads the Americas sales team.

She is a member of the IAAPA Global Safety Committee, has chaired the IAAPA Membership Committee, and served on the IAAPA Governance and Strategic Planning committees. Currently serving on the board of directors of AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers) and NSPF (National Swimming Pool Foundation), Franceen teaches certifications such as the upcoming AIMS Pool Operators Certification Course. Franceen is also a former board chair and board member of WWA (World Waterpark Association) and the IAAPA board of directors.

Scott Deisley

Scott Deisley

Managing Director, Safety Skills Training DMCC


Scott is a 28-year veteran of the waterpark industry. He started his career as a Lifeguard and odd jobs expert at Raging Waters in Wildwood, NJ. Scott is now Vice President of Waterpark Operations and Resort Activities at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In between these two positions, he has worked at; Fame City Waterworks in Houston, TX, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels, TX, Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, NBGS International in New Braunfels, TX, and Mountain Creek Waterpark in Vernon, NJ. Scott has been a Licensed Lifeguard since 1987, an Instructor since 1990, was Auditor trained in 1991, was promoted to Associate and Instructor Trainer in 1994, and was subsequently promoted to Senior Associate. Scott has been appointed to numerous committees through the years including Basic Leadership Training, Aquatic Excellence, and served as a member of the Textbook Review Committee. He has attended Safety School many times since 1991 as a Student, a Member of Faculty and later as School Director. Scott was a part of the first two waterpark teams to ever achieve ISO Certifications, Wild Wadi Waterpark and Aquaventure at Atlantis the Palm. Scott has opened several “World’s First Attractions.” The Skypond Journey at Raging Waters, the Master Blaster (including the first ever prototype of the technology) and Family Master Blaster at Schlitterbahn, the Torrent Action River at Schlitterbahn, the first purpose built Transportainment waterpark at Wild Wadi, the Tornado at Mountain Creek Waterpark, the Anaconda and the first slide suspended within a slide attraction at Aquaventure/Atlantis the Palm.


July 23
10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
IAAPA Members only
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